Engineer 1 SSCV

Would you, as an Engineer 1 SSCV, like to be part of record-breaking offshore projects using the largest crane vessels in the world?

Engineer 1 SSCV
HFP Engine Room

HFP Engine Room







A unique maritime adventure

At Heerema Marine Contractors, we do something new every day. We operate the world's largest crane vessels and with them we transport, install and remove offshore structures for the offshore energy markets. Our projects range from installing wind turbines, removing retired offshore oil and gas platforms and installing platforms up to 50,000 metric tons. By joining us, you will play an important part in our unique maritime adventure.

Your role in the story

During your watch you are responsible for the safe, efficient inspection and maintenance of machinery as well as equipment in engine room spaces, accommodation, galley, deck, project related equipment and lifesaving equipment. You report defects and malfunctioning of systems, circuits, equipment and interrupt, without any hesitation, unsafe activities or conditions and report these. Furthermore you assist during construction activities by operating the pile driving hammers, pile handling tools, compressors, pumps and cargo barge ballast systems. You keep the engine room book updated, perform toolboxes, ensure a proper job and shift handover. As a last you supervise the technical (fleet) personnel on watch together with new technical personnel and trainees.

Who will you work with?

In this position you will work closely with professional and experienced colleagues on deck, on the bridge and in the engine room.

Is this the job for you?

This position requires an experienced Engineer with a BA Maritime degree (MAROF) or an equivalent oriented technical Bachelor degree (preference is to have the STCW CoC AIII-2, Chief Engineer unlimited). You have a minimum of 5 years’ of experience as Senior Engineer on board of an offshore vessel, a Dynamic Positioning operated vessel is an advantage. As a person you possess proven leadership skills, a practical, problem solving, result oriented mindset and are a team player. Your command of the Dutch as well as the English language, both written and spoken, is excellent.

Here is what it takes to be a real Heerema colleague

  • Learning mindset, which means being open to feedback, curious, and eager to learn;
  • Personal leadership which means you are an entrepreneur at heart, have the mindset of a founder and take control of your own work and development.

Working at Heerema Marine Contractors

Making the impossible possible offshore, this is what drives us at Heerema! To execute our offshore projects we must innovate, engineer and develop to find solutions for our clients' challenges. We are passionate about sustainability and are guided by our Sustainability Roadmap to reduce our impact on the planet. Working with Heerema means working in an international, informal, and friendly environment where you will meet likeminded and passionate colleagues.

Here's why people love working with us
  • International environment and challenging projects;
  • Extensive onboarding process and oceans of opportunities to develop;
  • Development program to allow your talents to flourish;
  • Excellent perks and benefits, including an offshore allowance, interesting bonus structure and excellent pension and insurance;
  • Nice cabin spaces, fitness facilities, excellent catering and other recreational activities on board;
  • High focus on safety and sustainability. 

Heerema has a 5 weeks on / 5 weeks off working schedule but this may fluctuate due to the nature of our activities.

Is this your dream job? Put in your application now!

We are looking forward to hearing from you. We are interested in your CV, but we mainly want to find out more about your ambitions, your personality, and what is your motivation to succeed. So be sure to include a brief cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit for this position. So hit the button, apply, and make the impossible possible with Heerema. We'd love to meet you!

The application process

The application process will consist of two interviews and contract negotiations. At the end of the process, we will cordially welcome you aboard.

Ready to join our team?

Richard Buskens
Richard Buskens


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If you feel that you can help us make the impossible possible, you are welcome to send us an open application.

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